Four Stiver - 1/12 Rix-dollar
Four Stiver (Fanam) copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.
|Pridmore #39; Mitchiner #220_; Krause #65|
Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles
an elephant facing left. The year 1812 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 12 at center.
Pridmore Lists a single variety for 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814 and 1815
This coin is 3.2% over weight which is well within expected tolerance for these hand struck copper dumps.
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon. Plate 157.
The VG+ grade coin was scanned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 200 dpi. This coin was purchased in 2002 December from a dealer in USA-CA. See also G- grade 1812 dump purchased in Lanka many years ago. See G+ grade 1811 dump and F grade 1812 dump which are both at best contemporary fogeries being over 30% underweight.